WSPA's "Your Carolina"
August 19, 2019
As President of the Happy Wheels Board, Nexsen Pruet's Jennie Cluverius appeared on WSPA's "Your Carolina," along with Kevin Dunn from State Farm Insurance and Kristen Capps from Prisma Health, to promote the nonprofit as part of State Farm's Neighborhood Assist® Program.
Happy Wheels, a nonprofit organization that assists children hospitalized throughout South Carolina, is one of 200 community causes in the running to receive one of the 40 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grants, worth $25,000.
(Vote for Happy Wheels daily until August 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET here: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2024693.)
From Happy Wheels:
During this 10-day event, supporters are asked to vote daily up until Aug. 23. 2019, at 11:59pm ET. The top 40 vote-receiving causes will be awarded a $25,000 grant. Happy Wheels is one of three South Carolina-based non-profit organizations to be selected to be eligible for the grant.
“The grant would provide a lasting impact in our community by allowing us to expand our services for exceptionally ill children, and in turn, help build a more positive charitable community. Tracey Rankin, Happy Wheels executive director, said. “Organizations from across the nation are competing for this amazing grant support. Let’s bring these dollars home to the Palmetto State for our kids!”
Happy Wheels makes rounds to each inpatient room, at all three SC children’s hospitals each week, with a cheerfully decorated surgical cart filled with new books and toys. Each child picks out a brand-new toy or book of their choice every week for the duration of their admission—they keep the gifts and take them home! Happy Wheels helps turn a frightening hospital experience into a positive one. Happy Wheels is 100% donor driven and all funding is invested into the organization's current operations. In 2018, we served 9,887 children throughout South Carolina.
State Farm Neighborhood Assist® is a crowd source philanthropic initiative that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. The State Farm® Review Committee selected the Top 200 finalists from more than 2,000 submissions.
Jennie Cluverius is a member of the firm’s Employment & Labor Group. She is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. Cluverius provides daily counsel to employers, including federal contractors, in employment, labor and other business matters. She represents employers in federal and state court litigation, as well as before the EEOC, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission and the Department of Employment and Workforce. She is the Office Managing Partner of the firm's Greenville, South Carolina office and sit on the firm's Board of Directors.
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